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post #1 of 21 Old 10th February 2001, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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PLEASE HELP!!! ONTARIO, CANADA

Hi Everyone,

I may be looking at buying a '93 M5 in the near future. Can someone please tell me of a shop or mechanic in Ontario, preferably around Toronto that knows these cars that could check it out for me?

(This is that blue one that I mentioned way back when, Town & Country BMW, does anyone know any problems with this car?)

Thanks in advance,
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post #2 of 21 Old 11th February 2001, 04:47 AM
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Hi BD

Is the car at Town & Country and you don't trust them? I have a friend in Toronto that I could ask regarding shops in Toronto if that's the case.

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Hi Carl,

Yep, if you can do that, that would be awesome! I'm totally in love with this car but I'm just trying to justify paying this much. The thing is, if converted to US currency, it's actually not that expensive, about 26k. However, there's another way of looking at it. In CAD, it's 40k and there are several 1997 540i's, 540i Sports, and 740i's available for 35-40. They've had this car for over half a year they've gotta be getting tired of it. It's also just over 100 kms on the odo so I've sent them an ultimatum of sorts. I said if you knock down the price to 35, replace (or show me that they have been replaced) the water pump and the guibo (standard for this milage right?) and let a specialist check the car then I'll take it. I hope they go for it but if they don't, I'll walk away. I'm not that insane. I love the car but I can most definitely live with a fully loaded '97 540i Sport.

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Jeez...I convinced them to sell it for 35...ok guys, here I go!!! I just hope I clear the financing if I get my dad to cosign. This is actually the last year BMW will finance it since they have a limit of 8 model years. FINGERS CROSSED!

If not I have a nice 88 lined up for 18 CAD.

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Hi Dmitry

Good luck I hope it works out. As a price reference, there was a 92 with 60KKm in Vancouver that sold for 29K.

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Hi Carl,

Thanks, can you still find out about a shop in TO?

Dang, wish I could get that price. But did it look that good? :-) I have two failsafes so it's pretty much guaranteed that this month, I'll buy an M5! (thinking about it makes me tingle, especially my right foot...) I waited too long on a white M5 and they got the price down to 22k and another used car dealer bought it and now offers it at 30. I can probably talk them down to 26 or so. If that doesn't work, then I'll get the 88. Or should I? It's a Euro spec motor (286 hp), the owner seems to be a real enthusiast and has full books to prove his TLC. I've read that the E34 is one of the most reliable Bimmers ever but how about the E28? It looks a bit homely with those bumpers but with the GO that it offers, I can get over it.

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Hi Dmitry

I just talked to my friend in TO, and he uses BUDs BMW in Oakville. He has had very good experience with them. Non dealer, he recommends Mantis Racing in Oakville.

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I'D HIGHLY RECOMMEND BEACH AUTO IN TORONTO TO GIVE YOU AN INFORMED AND OBJECTIVE APPRAISAL ON YOUR POTENTIAL PURCHASE.
I HAVE PURCHASED 5 BMW'S FROM BEACH AND HAVE NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED INCLUDING MY PRESENT RIDE, A '91 M5 THAT I PURCHASED FROM THEM "SIGHT UN-SEEN".
LIVING IN B.C I TOLD THEM WHAT I WANTED IN AN M5 AND WHEN I HAD THE CAR SHIPPED TO BC FROM TORONTO,IT WAS IN EVEN BETTER SHAPE THAN THEY DESCRIBED !! YOU CAN TRUST THEM.
I HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR M5---IT LOOKS GREAT!!
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Thanks guys! I actually found a much better one! I still can't get over the condition of this one. I swear, if I didn't know better, I'd say it just rolled off the line. The interior is flawless, down to the ashtrays being shiny. He cleaned the engine so you could eat off of it. He said that he actually wanted to keep it for himself but if he can make a profit, why not. He actually has 2 M3's and a Viper (one of the M3's is an M30 with an S38B36!!!! that he races at MoSport). I checked the BMW Club of Canada, he's for real. He polished the heads of the motor and already installed a roll bar. It's a white 92 with about 140k km. All this for 27K CAD.

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